News24.com | Nienaber adamant about focused Boks despite Jantjies drama: ‘Can’t waste energy on outside pressure’

News24.com | Nienaber adamant about focused Boks despite Jantjies drama: ‘Can’t waste energy on outside pressure’

Damian Willemse and Elton Jantjies. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Damian Willemse and Elton Jantjies. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

  • Despite the Elton Jantjies saga engulfing them, the Springboks maintain that rugby and only rugby in their focus against Argentina this Saturday.
  • With the subject a taboo in terms of questioning, coach Jacques Nienaber suggested that “external pressure” like speculation over Jantjies is something the team brushes off.
  • The Boks also hope treating the match in Buenos Aires as a semifinal or final assists in keeping their thoughts purposeful.

Despite a continued ban on any Elton Jantjies-related questioning, Springbok head coach Jacques Nienaber reiterated his colleague Deon Davids’ party line that the side’s focus is exactly where it needs to be ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship meeting with Argentina in Buenos Aires.

A sense of unease currently surrounds the team after the mercurial flyhalf was sent home along with dietician Zeenat Simjee following revelations of an alleged romantic affair between the two

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